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Our parish welcomes baby Fionn Padraig O'Mahony, Carrigmore, Ballineen, (pictured) who was baptised at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Enniskeane, along with baby Mark O'Sullivan, Ardkitt, Ballineen. ... See MoreSee Less
Enniskeane Parish added 44 new photos to the album Jubilees of Ordination as priests.
celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Ordination of Fr Pat Walsh and the Golden Jubilee of the Ordination of Fr Richard Hurley ... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks to all who organised and joined in our celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Fr Pat Walsh's Ordination, and the Golden Jubilee of Fr Richard Hurley's Ordination. Special thanks to members ...
Two priests with special connections to our parish are marking milestones in their priesthood this month and we plan to celebrate with them on Friday evening!
Fr Pat Walsh has lived in our parish since his retirement from Rosscarbery Parish and we are very grateful for his ministry among us. He was ordained at Maynooth College 60 years ago this year.
Fr Richard Hurley grew up near Castletown Church and also went to school and was Confirmed in our parish. He ministers
in our parish in recent times and is well known in our community. Fr Hurleym was ordained 50 years ago this month.
A Mass of Thanksgiving to God for their priesthood will be con-celebrated on this coming Friday June 23rd at Enniskeane Church at 7.30pm. It will be followed by a social in the BEDA Hall, Ballineen. And everyone is welcome.
(Photo shows the BEDA Hall being decorated today.) ... See MoreSee Less
Gearoid HayesI so remember, with great warmth, some of the words Fr Pat Walsh uttered at the funeral mass of a good friend of mine. I don't wish to name the person, but Pat stated, and I really wondered, how could he have such insight, this man had the greatest practical intelligence of anyone He'd ever met. He was spot on. Tom, keep up the good work, especially the photography; it gives many of us lucky people such happiness. If I can ever be of any assistance to you, do not hesitate to ask.4 days ago
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The Bible tells us that its “a holy and wholesome thought” to pray for the dead. It’s also an important part of our Christian and Irish tradition that we honour and respect the burial places of people who have died. And this includes the graves of people who no longer have relatives among us.
Recently, the burial place of of one of one of the priests who served the Parish of Desertserges during the Great Hunger has been restored.
Fr. Thomas M. Haynes was ordained the priesthood at Bayeux, France, and came to this parish from Lower Glanmire – which would correspond to all of the present day Glanmire Parish. Local legend maintains that Fr. Haynes died soon after an exorcism – expelling an evil spirit from a terrible woman – ”Maire Gaedhlach”, who lived locally. In fact, he died at the height of the Famine on 6/6/1847.
The Cork Examiner of June 14th carried the following report:- “On Sunday, 6th inst., of fever caught in the faithful discharge of his arduous ministerial duties, Rev. T. Haynes, P.P., Deserserges, near Bandon, beloved and respected by all who had the pleasure of his aquaintance. He lived the poor man’s friend and died the faithful devoted priest of the Altar to which he was so long and worthly attached.”
Until recently, his gravestone looked like this:-
The original limestone headstone has been preserved but carefully cleaned and restored by Charles O’Sullivan, Clonakilty. It is 170 years since Fr Haynes died. New kerbs and chips have also been laid.
May Fr Haynes and all who have gone before us rest in eternal peace.